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    •  Not really, irrelevant anyway, but another poster (0+ / 0-)

      itt claims to have asked Lemon about it on Twitter and his response was likewise unclear.

      Above, you even claim that Lemon may just be ignorant of the orientation/identity distinction.

      Moreover, Bond has promised to include transgendered people next year.

      Don't think that I'm not aware of the false perception that African Americans are more hostile to LGBT than others based on anything other than religious affinity.  I'm not about to let that meme take off here too without more evidence than a truncated video.

      “Do not think that I came to bring peace on Earth; I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I came to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law." - Jesus

      by Jose Bidenio on Tue Jul 26, 2011 at 04:17:48 PM PDT

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      •  Did you not notice that the people reporting... (3+ / 0-)
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        ...on this were themselves African American?  Why must you make this about racism?

        •  Yes, I noticed that Monica Roberts, on her blog, (0+ / 0-)

          gives a bit more detail to increase dialogue and understanding.

          She lists who was on the panel:

          The July 25 panel will commence at 2 PM PDT and is moderated by CNN anchor Don Lemon.   It has as participants Wanda Sykes, civil rights icon Julian Bond, Spelman College Professor Beverly Guy-Sheftall, actor Daryl Stephens, and writer, scholar, and activist Kenyon Farrow.

          And who some notable trans-AA are who could have appeared on the panel as well:

          That's before I even touch on the out of state African descended trans peeps such as Antonia D'orsay, National Black Justice Coalition board member Kylar Broadus, and Dr. Marisa Richmond who could and would have eloquently discussed the issues facing trans people of African descent.  

          http://transgriot.blogspot.com/...

          This information is helpful.  I felt her posts were informative, and less of a hit piece.  This diary seems to be outrage and pitchforks and I get the feeling you are not happy with me for joining the mob.  I simply would like to hear what Lemon said, from his mouth, and what his response was, before I stick a pitchfork in him.

          “Do not think that I came to bring peace on Earth; I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I came to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law." - Jesus

          by Jose Bidenio on Tue Jul 26, 2011 at 05:44:26 PM PDT

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          •  Yeah... (2+ / 0-)
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            ...I posted about Monica's comments yesterday.

            •  Sorry, I missed it. And I am sorry that you (1+ / 0-)
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              perhaps think that I am being obstinate and needlessly defending Lemon.  I actually was never a fan of Lemon, until he came out, which I thought took a lot of courage.  

              But I think you can agree that it would have been better if the videographer just let the camera roll and caught Lemon's response on tape.  That's all really.

              Well, plus, I am concerned that the same crowd who tried to pin Prop 8 on African Americans will now have more fuel for their fire.  That's why I think it's important to include the LG AAs who took part in the panel and the BTs who could have taken part, to inform everyone that LGBT community is indeed large, common and not restricted along racial lines.

              “Do not think that I came to bring peace on Earth; I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I came to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law." - Jesus

              by Jose Bidenio on Tue Jul 26, 2011 at 06:01:09 PM PDT

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        •  I'm not "mak[ing] this about racism. I am making (1+ / 0-)
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          sure it does not become about racism.

          “Do not think that I came to bring peace on Earth; I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I came to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law." - Jesus

          by Jose Bidenio on Tue Jul 26, 2011 at 05:45:21 PM PDT

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